Maren (Jorgendtr) Lee

Maren Wold (Jorgendtr) Lee (1853 - abt. 1924)

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Maren Wold Lee formerly Jorgendtr aka Wold
Born in Skoger, Buskerud, Norwaymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Brooklyn, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in West Hempstead, NY, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jul 2013
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Contents

Biography

mtDNA haplogroup H5a1 as per maternal line descendants

She first came to Florida for about 5 years. She did not like the climate, so she decided to seek employment in NY. She sailed from Jacksonville FLA to New York and took respectable lodging recommended by the ship captain in the same house as her future husband. There were married soon after. At some point, she had to return to Norway to take care of her ailing father.

source: as told by Marian Munson Pasquet

She worked for many years as dairy-maid at Imjeltsetra (seter = summer pastur). Later she went to America together with her father, and there she married one Lee. About Maren it is said when her father, Jørn, was dying she returned home the day before he died. Maren loved her native district, and she returned many times from America to visit it. When she was at home she always visited Tørjervollen and looked at the carrot bed she had as a child, and cried every time. Last time she was at home was in 1922. She died a few years later.

source (via Mike Wold-Steele): Translation of Folk og fàr, by Skoger historielag. Plass 50: Tørjervollen.

1900 census lists birthdate as 9/1852

To emigrate to America was the alternative at that time, and in 1868 Jørn
also went to America together with his children Maren, Birgitte, Sopie and
Herman. At that time they travelled by sailships, and the voyage lasted for
7 weeks. It is told they brought with them something like rusks (skonrokk)
for food...
About Maren it is said when her father, Jørn, was dying she returned
home the day before he died.
Maren loved her native district, and she returned many times from
America to visit it. When she was at home she always visited Tørjervollen and
looked at the carrot bed she had as a child, and cried every time. Last time she was
at home was in 1922. She died a few years later.

Source: Folk og fàr, by Skoger historielag.

see her grandson Alex's memories of her http://kittymunson.com/Munson/DaddabyAlex.htm#mormor here are some excerpts:

We haven’t much information on Mormor’s early days, or how she got to America. We knew her as a strong, soft, and loyal woman who loved her family, her garden, and her church.
There were three beautiful sisters Maren Wold, Sophie, and Bertha. They became Maren Wold Lee, Sophie Wold Larsen, and Bertha Wold Lundeby. They all came to America and lived in the New York area.
They spent their summers at Ronnehode, where as children they learned something about the forests and fjords of Norway.
I remember Mormor best for the many Christmasses we as a family spent with her at Hempstead Gardens. My family (on the Lee side) and my uncles and aunt and their families always went
Those Christmas dinners were memorable with lot’s of turkey and special stuffing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, with a large variety of vegetables – then desserts. Always mince, and pumpkin pies, and some special cakes.
There was such warmth and love in that group. It was a joy to be there.
I do remember one time when Mormor came up to Cragsmoor one summer, without letting us know that she was coming. She got off the train at Spring Glen, the station before Ellenville. She planned to walk up from there. There are several switchbacks in the road – Horseshoe and Hairpin turns. There were shortcuts that cut across the middle of each. But thinking she was on a short-cut, she followed a berry-pickers path up the mountain. It was quite dark by the time she reached the top, torn and exhausted. Undaunted, she started walking along the first road she came upon.
She stopped at the first cottage she came to and asked directions to the Lee or the Munson place.
Seeing how scratched and weary she was they harnessed their horse to a rig, and drove her to the other side of the mountain which was our part of Cragsmoor. She explained to them how she had gotten lost, and expressed her gratitude, for the ride. She was made of rugged individualism. That mountain laurel is rough to walk through, especially up a steep mountain side.
She was very religious. I remember one time that I was visiting in Hempstead gardens for a long week-end. I kept a dozen or so homing pigeons in the top of the chicken house. That week-end I built larger and better facilities for them, so they had a little more room. I worked hard to finish before leaving on Sunday, but got up early Sunday morning to finish. Mormor came out to get some eggs for breakfast.
"No good will come of working on Sunday," she told me.
"But I have to finish before we drive in to church. I won’t be back for 3 weeks," I said. "I just have one more board to put on the side."
When I returned 3 weeks later, the pigeons were gone. I was heartbroken. And I have often wondered whether or not she let them loose, as a lesson to me not to work on Sunday. She wouldn’t even tolerate whistling on Sunday. She and Dadda had ‘devotions’ every morning, after Dadda had his very soft boiled eggs and oatmeal and coffee. I remember how Mormor would pour some of the very hot coffee into her saucer, blow on the coffee to cool it, then pop a sugar lump into her mouth and sip the still hot coffee.
She loved gardening. I often saw her on her knees in her various gardens, weeding, or putting in bulbs, or picking flowers for a bouquet.

birth record: LDS microfilm International #278252 - 1st item Dopte from parish register

Name

Name: Maren Jorgensen /Wold/[1][2][3][4]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 04 SEP 1853
Place: Skoger, Buskerud, Norway[5][6][7]

Burial

Burial:
Date: 30 APR 1924
Place: NY, USA

Residence

Residence:
Place: W Hempstead, New York[8]
Residence: Age: 56; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
Date: 1910
Place: Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York[9]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[10]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[11]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[12]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[13]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[14]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[15]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[16]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[17]
Residence: Age: 47; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York[18]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA[19]

Event

Event: Age: 16
Type: Arrival
Date: 1870[20][21]
Event: Age: 65
Type: Civil
Date: 05 JUN 1919[22]

Marriage

Husband: Henry (Halvor) Hans Lee
Wife: Maren Jorgensen Wold
Child: Henry Martin Lee
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Maria Magdalena Lee
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Herman Hjalmar Lee
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: George Lee
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Ruth Lee
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Alexander Lee
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: @I277@
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Marriage:
Date: AUG 1880
Place: Brooklyn, New York[23][24]

Sources

  • Source: S15 Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Publication: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;Date:2007;;; Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Name: Ancestry.com Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S20 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com.Originaldata: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S6 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1900 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA;Date:2004;;; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S7 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1910 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA;Date:2006;;; Repository: #R1

Notes

  1. Source: #S20 Page: Ancestry Family Tree
  2. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  3. Source: #S7 Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York;Roll:T624_971; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0560; FHL microfilm: 1374984 Object: @M47@
  4. Source: #S15 Page: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); WashingtonD.C.;Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 789 Object: @M4@
  5. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  6. Source: #S7 Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York;Roll:T624_971; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0560; FHL microfilm: 1374984 Object: @M47@
  7. Source: #S15 Page: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); WashingtonD.C.;Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 789 Object: @M4@
  8. Source: #S15 Page: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); WashingtonD.C.;Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 789 Object: @M4@
  9. Source: #S7 Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York;Roll:T624_971; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0560; FHL microfilm: 1374984 Object: @M47@
  10. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  11. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  12. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  13. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  14. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  15. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  16. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  17. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  18. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  19. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  20. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  21. Source: #S7 Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York;Roll:T624_971; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0560; FHL microfilm: 1374984 Object: @M47@
  22. Source: #S15 Page: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); WashingtonD.C.;Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 789 Object: @M4@
  23. Source: #S6 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York; Roll:1045;Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Object: @M52@
  24. Source: #S6 Page: Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings,NewYork; Roll: 1045; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241045 Data: Text: birth date: 30 May 1852 CONT birth place: Etne, Hordaland, Norge CONT marriage date: AUG 1880 CONT marriage place: Brooklyn, New York CONT residence date: 1900 CONT residence place: Brooklyn Ward 6, Kings, New York, USA CONT arrival date: 1876 CONT Name: Henry (Halvor) Hans Lee Object: @M324@ Object: @M325@ Object: @M326@ Object: @M327@ Object: @M328@ Object: @M329@ Object: @M330@ Object: @M331@ Object: @M332@

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Kitty Munson for creating WikiTree profile Wold-87 through the import of AnneLee8by2_forWiki.ged on Jul 1, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Kitty and others.




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  • Larry Munson : Mitochondrial DNA Test HVR1, haplogroup H5a1
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Images: 8
Lee family in 1894
Lee family in 1894

Maren Jorgensen Wold Image 2
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excerpt from letter written by Marian Munson Pasquet to Maren Lee Keller dated 1993
excerpt from letter written by Marian Munson Pasquet to Maren Lee Keller dated 1993

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Maren Lee Image 5

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